Bio & Credentials
I received my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2005 from The University of Georgia, with specific emphases in child psychology and the study and treatment of anxiety disorders. I completed my internship in Clinical Psychology at SUNY Upstate Medical University and a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. I have served as an Assistant Professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Hoglund Brain Imaging Center/University of Kansas Medical Center, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
In 2007, I joined the Kansas City Center for Anxiety Treatment (KCCAT). Over 7 years with KCCAT, I provided specialty services across all age groups, including intensive Exposure/Response Prevention (ERP) protocols for severe anxiety disorders, as well as core CBT services for anxiety, obsessive compulsive spectrum conditions, and related problems, such as depression and child behavioral issues.
In 2015, I started my private practice within InSight Counseling, LLC where I continue my core emphasis on specialty evidence-based services for anxiety and obsessive compulsive spectrum conditions. I also serve as the current president of OCD Kansas, a local non-profit affiliate of the International OCD Foundation, dedicated to raising awareness about obsessive-compulsive and related disorders and building a community to support those affected.